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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. Crash That Killed Bergenfield Senior Involved Speed, Inattention By Other Driver: Teaneck PD

    Crash That Killed Bergenfield Senior Involved Speed, Inattention By Other Driver: Teaneck PD

    A Franklin Lakes motorist was driving his brand-new Ferrari at an “unsafe" speed when it T-boned an SUV in Teaneck, killing its 92-year-old driver, according to police.The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Unit is investigating the June 25 crash that killed Albert Schnellbacher of Bergenfield (inset above).Part of that investigation includes an accident report filed by Teaneck ...

  2. TERRIFYING: Children In Separate Bergen County Homes Come Face-To-Face With Brazen Car Thieves

    TERRIFYING: Children In Separate Bergen County Homes Come Face-To-Face With Brazen Car Thieves

    It can give you chills: Children from two separate homes in Old Tappan came into contact with brazen thieves trying to steal their parents’ cars, authorities said.A bandit tried taking a Range Rover from the driveway of one home while two young girls played in front of it, Police Chief Joseph Tracy said.Hours later, a thief in a black ski mask and hoodie entered an open garage door to ...

  3. Franklin Lakes House Fire Doused

    Franklin Lakes House Fire Doused

    Firefighters quickly extinguished a Franklin Lakes house blaze before it could do more damage.Boxes apparently caught fire in the basement of the Summit Avenue home just off Route 208 shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, responders said.Firefighters had the flames knocked down within a half-hour, they said.The fire was declared under control minutes later.Mutual aid responders either at the ...

  4. Body Of Canoeist Found In Ramapo River

    Body Of Canoeist Found In Ramapo River

    The body of a canoeist was retrieved from the Ramapo River in Mahwah early Wednesday afternoon, responders said.Mahwah police notified the New Jersey State Police and Bergen County Prosecutor's Office after the body turned up -- with a canoe nearby -- near Ramapough Indian land off Halifax Road late in the morning.He'd apparently been in the water for multiple days and may have been the ...

  5. Man Tied To Instagram-Related Kidnapping Busted With 1,100 Heroin Folds: Ridgefield Park PD

    Man Tied To Instagram-Related Kidnapping Busted With 1,100 Heroin Folds: Ridgefield Park PD

    A Newark man charged last year with helping an Instagram influencer kidnap and terrorize a detractor was busted with 1,100 heroin folds in Ridgefield Park, authorities said.Alaziz Dalmida, 23, and village resident Osman Hoti, 41, were sitting in a car in Fellowship Park when village officers approached them, Police Chief Joseph Rella said.Dalmida (above left) tried hiding ...

  6. SEEN HER? Rockland Girl, 14, Still Missing After Nearly Two Weeks

    SEEN HER? Rockland Girl, 14, Still Missing After Nearly Two Weeks

    The search continued for a young Rockland teen who went missing late last month.Bryanah Etienne, a 14-year-old from Monsey, is about 5-foot-3 and roughly 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, said police in Spring Valley, which is near the New Jersey border.The region has quick access to Route 287 and the Garden State Parkway -- both of which head into the Garden State.Bryanah ...

  7. Victim Robbed Of $250,000 Cash At Gas Station Near NJ/NY Border, Sources Say

    Victim Robbed Of $250,000 Cash At Gas Station Near NJ/NY Border, Sources Say

    Two bandits took $250,000 in cash in a strong-arm robbery at a Route 17 gas station near the Rockland border in Mahwah, multiple sources said.No weapons were used in the 5 p.m. robbery Monday at the Mobil station on the northbound highway, they said.The robbers reportedly fled in a black Nissan after apparently following the victim there.Mahwah police administrators haven't responded to ...

  8. BODYCAM: Video Shows Ridgefield Park Police Heroes Rescuing Trapped Driver From Burning Sedan

    BODYCAM: Video Shows Ridgefield Park Police Heroes Rescuing Trapped Driver From Burning Sedan

    Dramatic bodycam video shows Ridgefield Park police pulling a trapped Fort Lee driver from his burning sedan.An electrical malfunction ignited the front of 55-year-old Christopher Vagnone’s Honda Accord outside Mavis Discount Tire on Route 46 (Winant Avenue) shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, Police Chief Joseph Rella said.Unable to open the car doors, Sgt. Nicholas Triano retrieved a ...

  9. Fire Doused At Jewish School In Clifton

    Fire Doused At Jewish School In Clifton

    A transformer fire downed power lines and extended to the exterior of a private Jewish school in Clifton.The blaze outside the K-8 Clifton Cheder, a religious elementary school on Industrial Avenue, broke out just after noon and went to two alarms within 20 minutes.PSE&G cut the power as firefighters doused heavy flames on the outside and roof of the two-story brick school building. ...

  10. New Milford PD: Wanted NYC Driver With No License, Registration Or Plates Assaults Officer, EMT

    New Milford PD: Wanted NYC Driver With No License, Registration Or Plates Assaults Officer, EMT

    A driver wanted on outstanding warrants was jailed after he brawled with New Milford police, kicked an EMT and spit in an officer’s face, authorities said.Thomas Overton, 19, of the Bronx had no license, registration – or even license plates -- when Officer Daniel O’Neill stopped him in a BMW on New Milford Avenue near Main Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Capt. Kevin Van Saders ...

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